AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with Corsair H60 Overclocking & Undervolting

Corsair H60

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocking/Undervolting

Corsair H60

The Corsair H60 might be the simplest model in the Corsair AIO range but it is also wickedly popular, finding homes in the majority of pre-built system as well as almost everyone who wants the benefits of a water cooled CPU without the expense of a model aimed more at the enthusiast.


AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with Corsair H60 Overclocking & Undervolting 

The Corsair H60 should be extremely familiar to anyone who has taken the slightest interest in AIO cooling, with the square combined pump and block married up to a 120mm radiator that fits perfectly in the exhaust port of your case. With a large flat copper base and static pressure fan it is an extremely popular choice, and a suitable candidate to keep our Ryzen 7 2700X cool throughout our testing today.


AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with Corsair H60 Overclocking & Undervolting  

The Corsair H60 is as flexible as you could hope to find from a cooler, with mounting solutions available for everything from the oldest AM2 and Intel all the way through to the very latest LGA 115x and AM4 platforms. Okay if you're still using a Socket 939 or LGA 775 you might be out of luck, but otherwise it caters to everyone.    

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26-06-2018, 16:18:20

Ishimuro
"nobody wants to put 1.4V 24/7..."

*Looks at his 1700, whispering: "I'm so sorry buddy, bare with me"*

But damn i wanted 3.9 so badly. I guess... well. Maybe. Mhh. You made me think. Maybe I'll tinker with it a bit more and see how far 1.3 will get me xDQuote

26-06-2018, 19:58:13

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Ishimuro View Post
"nobody wants to put 1.4V 24/7..."

*Looks at his 1700, whispering: "I'm so sorry buddy, bare with me"*

But damn i wanted 3.9 so badly. I guess... well. Maybe. Mhh. You made me think. Maybe I'll tinker with it a bit more and see how far 1.3 will get me xD
1.4v is safe for Ryzen. AMD recommends no more than 1.45v for extended periods. So personally 1.4v is the max I would go.

As for the article it's crazy to see how that bump from the optimized 4ghz to the 4.2ghz max clock changes temps and power draw. Definitely not worth 200mhz..Quote

30-06-2018, 16:08:24

NickOmega
I've been looking at the x470 Prime for a 2700X build, and the heatsinks don't fill me with confidence. How were VRM temps during testing?Quote

30-06-2018, 19:05:31

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by NickOmega View Post
I've been looking at the x470 Prime for a 2700X build, and the heatsinks don't fill me with confidence. How were VRM temps during testing?
You should be fine honestly. Unless you are maxing out the CPU on a OC you'll be alright.Quote

26-07-2018, 08:29:46

The Zealot
Ok I'm a bit confused by this review, because while a stable all-core frequency is good for multithreaded workloads, for games it's been shown that it's best to let XFR2 do its job, which is what I thought was the purpose of this Corsair H60 watercooler.

But it seems that performance was completely irrelevant, just voltage/consumption and temperature. This is all great and all, but unless I'm not getting something, this review is NOT something a gamer should be doing to its CPU.

Unless the monitor is limited to 60 Hz I suppose, then I guess it's worth it because no games will benefit from the higher frequency while capped by the monitor's refresh rate.Quote
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